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In Hispanic culture, the success of the student will depend on the inclusion of the family. Decisions and priorities are set as a family so making education a priority only will come from the entire family embracing this vision.

So how is the vision planted? Full Story »

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I am committed to promote high school graduation and college attainment in the Hispanic community of faith in Texas. I am thankful that Texas Baptist congregations decided to take action to thwart the tsunami of Hispanic high school dropouts. Praise God for Texas Baptists desiring to offer academic help and hope. Full Story »

why dropout

Many might just say it’s because the majority come from low-income families or just get caught up in gangs or a rough life, causing them to not catch the vision of graduating and following through with their education.

While some of that may play into the drop out rate, the issues go much deeper to attendance. The largest indicator of a student who will dropout before completing high school is his or her attendance record during the freshman year of school. If a student misses more than five days of school or fails one class within the first 100 days of school, that student is 90 percent likely to drop out of high school.

So what causes a student to miss this many days of classes, eventually causing a student to drop out of school? A variety of things. Full Story »

future of texas

If you have lived in the state of Texas the last few years, you probably have noticed that our state is changing. Not only are we facing major government funding restructuring due to budget cuts in our legislature, but changes also because our population is making a shift.

Right now, 48 percent of students within the Texas public school system are Hispanic. This is wonderful to know that our state is diverse, but we also need to dig into this a little more. By 2020, Hispanic students are predicted to cross the 50 percent marker and make up a major percentage of the school population.  Also, because of the population boom in Hispanic births since 2000, some have called this group of young students and future students a coming tsunami, called that because our state currently isn’t prepared to help these students succeed. Full Story »

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The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, also known as The Hispanic National Association of Evangelicals, announced today the appointment of Gus Reyes as chairman of its educational directive. Full Story »

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AUSTIN – Though thousands of Texas students fail out of high school each year, success is still possible for these students. That’s what more than 25 Texas Hispanic Baptist leaders from all parts of the state discovered during an education advocacy day in Austin hosted by the Texas Baptist Hispanic Education Initiative and the Christian Life Commission. Full Story »

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DALLAS–The Baptist General Convention of Texas launched an effort that would put free General Equivalency Diploma programs in its affiliated churches June 28. Full Story »